The changing face of research conferences according to 9 industry experts

Research conferences

Academics often complain that research conferences haven’t evolved in years. And yet, many things have the potential to shake up how conferences are done. Internet is opening a new world of possibilities in terms of participation, networking, and collaboration; conferences are becoming more and more international; new technologies are changing how information is being shared and circulated. So what…

Announcing new features: Reviewer Widget and Custom Emails

Ex Ordo News

We have just released a new version of the tool with three amazing features to give you more control over your data and content and make your life easier. Reviewer Widget Ever wondered how suitable your reviewers are for the paper? Say no more! Ex Ordo now have a “star rating” for each reviewer’s suitability…

Trading the madness of a manual process for the flexibility of an online system

Conference Planning

Jeni Ryan is the Administrative Officer of the Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing & Midwifery. She’s been organising events for over ten years. She uses Ex Ordo for the School’s flagship event, the Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, which represents 200 to 300 submissions. We’ve interviewed Jeni to understand the benefits she experienced from switching…

Virtually Connecting: an innovative initiative to enhance the virtual conference experience [Interview]

Research conferences

Maha Bali (@Bali_Maha), Associate Professor of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, MOOCaholic and writeaholic and Rebecca Hogue (@rjhogue), an unaffiliated scholar, innovator, and educator met during the #rhizo14 MOOC last January 2014. Together, they founded Virtually Connecting, a project that connects virtual conference participants to onsite attendees via video conferencing tools….

Would your presentation be better off without slides? [Guest post]


This is a guest post by Enago. Slides are an option, not a requirement For anyone whose workweek includes one or more meetings or the infamous ‘town hall’ presentations or who’s attending a research conference, the prospect of yet another PowerPoint slide presentation is enough to generate much eye-rolling and audible groaning. It seems that…

The conference is over: 5 things to do before you celebrate


After months of blood, sweat and tears, your research conference has finally been wrapped up! It came and passed without a hiccup, participants seemed to enjoy themselves and the guest speakers went down a storm. Success! While you’re close to the finish line, your work isn’t quite done yet. Below are five essentials to look…

5 ways data can help you improve your conference

Conference Planning

Designed by Freepik As a conference organiser, you need to make sure you continuously improve your research conference. One of the best ways to assess event success and identify areas of improvement is by monitoring key metrics to harness the power of data. We’ve identified five ways you can use data before, during and after your conference…

Choosing the right metrics to assess your conference

Conference Planning

Just like any other event, academic conferences need to innovate, adapt and evolve to fully meet their purpose: advance research and be a place for researchers to learn, network and progress. One of the challenges conference organisers face is to improve their conference year after year and maximise attendees’ engagement and satisfaction. That’s when data…

Offering a true experience to international conference delegates [INTERVIEW]

Conference Planning

Research conferences are becoming more and more international. While cultural diversity is great to enrich and enhance a conference, it also brings some challenges to conference organisers. How can you welcome conference attendees from all around the world and take into account cultural diversity to offer them a great experience? Brady Miller took the time to share…